Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dazzling Quilting

I'm in the middle of quilting my Dazzling Diamond mini quilt and I thought I'd share my progress. 
Wait, you mean you can't really tell what I've done from this picture?  Okay, let me show you more details.
First, I stitched in the ditch around all of the grey stars and I echo quilted in the stars three times. I wanted to treat the grey stars as one piece rather than calling out the light and the dark separately. 
After that I did some pebble quilting in the green and I have to tell you, I really like how it's coming out so far.  After I quilted an entire quilt using pebble quilting (something I will NEVER do again) I vowed not to do pebble quilting for a while.  With just this small amount of pebble quilting I went through one and a half bobbins of green thread for this mini quilt.  Yikes!
Doesn't it look awesome from the back?  I always match my bobbin thread to my top thread, so this back, despite being a solid grey, will be mighty colorful once quilted. 

Now for my orange and blue thread to arrive so that I can finish it.  Maybe I'll make one of these blocks for the QuiltCon challenge or figure out what my backing will be for the octagonal quilt.  That's next on my to-do list - quilt it.  Time's ticking away until the show.  EEK!


  1. OMG - love your quilting - it looks so great!

  2. This looks fabulous!!! I love the lime on gray... can't wait to see it finished!

  3. This is amazingly fantastic!! Great blog, I'm your newest follower, found you through my sisters blog.

  4. Love everything about this - especially your quilting!